IJ award winners are selected by an independent panel of judges who each receive a copy of submissions in advance of judging day to prepare. To view who the judges were for the IJInvestor Awards 2020, go to https://interactive.ijinvestor.com/awards2019. The shortlist is drawn up by the IJGlobal editorial team in order to simply the next part of the judging process. The shortlist for Direct Investor- Debt is available on the website at https://ijglobal.com/articles/150907/ijinvestor-awards-2020-company-shortlist. The judges review each of the submissions, discuss the merits of each and decide their winner from this as well as bringing in their knowledge and expertise of a firm/project. Voting is confidential so individuals do not know who has voted for which firm/project. This award should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor is it representative of any one client’s evaluation of the firm. This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of the firm’s future performance.